"About 18 months ago I had a notion to do a track with Warrior Queen, & when I got to London to record the vocal track I ended up in a small studio in Stretham Hill with A bunch of big Jamaican blokes (chuffing heavily) and of course... Warrior Queen.
All was going accordingly until she went out on a call and I was approached by this huge black guy who demanded (politely though) that I record a version of him on the rhythm. Naturally I obliged and in one take he laid down such a perfect vocal that when I got back to Dublin I had to cut a new rhythm for Warrior Queen and keep him on the original...that was Jah Balance.
This was to be my first encounter of many with Balance and his extended crew.
Since that day a strong urge to work with MC's has become a central part of my sound. Having the opportunity to work with talents like Warrior Queen, Jah Balance, Eccleton Jarrett (of Jammy's studios, JA), the insanely talented Lady Grew, MC Quilombola, krakken...and many many more, has manifested in a gruffer bass heavy style (a change from the snare rattled tracks of my yester years).
In this collection I have decided to feature Jah Balance & Eccleton Jarrett exclusively to try to give some insight into the genisis of the last year and a half's work. It's nice for me to be able to show these as it gives some grounding to my recent releases; Crossroads 7" on alphabetset, Proper Horror Show on MMR/Ghetto Quietly, Well Sick (upcoming for !Kaboogie) and some random other tracks that pop up here and there.
And the last three dubs of the originals...well...because I felt like it :)" - Kong